Santander Cycle Challenge makes a pit stop in Bristol

A team cycling 640 kilometres from Wales to Cornwall to raise money for the Alzheimer’s Society made a pit stop at one of our Bristol dealerships yesterday (September 17, 2014).

Staff from Santander South West are participating in the cycle event, called the ‘Great ’64 Plate Bike Ride’ and as part of the challenge they visited our outlet on Pennywell Road.

(Left) Roger Orgee, Nissan Brand Manager at Wessex Garages on Pennywell Road, with members of the Great ’64 Plate Bike Ride team when they stopped at the dealership on September 17.

Keith Brock, our Managing Director, said: “We are delighted the team, which is made up of five riders, decided to make a quick pit stop at our dealership as part of their journey from Kidwelly in Wales to Penzance in Cornwall.

“During their challenge the team will stop at 10 motor dealerships to collect a new ’64 registration plate to prove they visited each one.

“We would like to wish them the best of luck with the rest of their journey.”

The Alzheimer’s Society is an organisation, which works to improve the quality of life of people affected by dementia in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Keith continued: “The team is hoping to raise £4,000 from the ride and so far they have collected £1,730. Donations can still be made by visiting their Justgiving page”

The team are due to arrive in Penzance on Friday, September 19.

For more information, please call our dealership on Pennywell Road on 0117 244 9242.

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